Rare diamond discovered in Western Australia
April 24, 2019 | 10:39 PM
by Times TV

A Rio Tinto mine in western Australian has produced one of the largest gem quality white diamonds in its 35 year history.

The 28.84 carat gem quality white diamond was recovered from the east Kimberley mine in March 2019 and only recently unveiled to the public.

"We are delighted with this discovery which is a testament to the extraordinary Argyle orebody that continues to deliver these miracles of nature, even as it nears the end of mine life." Arnaud Soirat, Chief Executive of Rio Tinto's Copper and Diamonds portfolio

The finding could be the last of significance for the mine which will be closed in 2020. The mine has produced over 90 percent of Australia's diamonds.

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